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Windows Server 2008 Tag Index

Windows Server 2008 R2 AD Domain Services -- Managed Service Accounts

One common administrative challenge in Windows environments involves configuring user-based credentials that provide arbitrary security context to non-core services. Active Directory schema extensions incorporated into Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new feature, managed service accounts, which eliminate a number of drawbacks associated with such configuration.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, OS, Active Directory, server os

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack Shines While Silverlight Looks Hazy

Windows Server 2008 R2's latest service pack adds appealing new features, including enhancements to desktop and server virtualization. In the developer corner, however, things are a bit dimmer with Microsoft expressing some confusing statement about the future of Silverlight at its Professional Developer's Conference.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, server virtualization, Silverlight

Windows Server 2008 R2 High Availability Technologies -- Live Migration

High availability has been a core component of Microsoft's growth as an enterprise player. Virtualization and the addition of Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 are now key to this strategy. Learn how Live Migration can ensure your Windows Server 2008 install stays up and running.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, server virtualization, Hyper-V, high availability

Microsoft Ends Windows Server 2000 Support

Microsoft has ended support for Windows Server 2000 and also cut back on Windows Server 2003 support.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000

Is It 'Code Red' for Windows OS?

Microsoft gives the Russian Federal Security Service access to source code for Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010 and SQL Server, thus bringing the 'more eyeballs, more secure code' argument back to the surface. Only this time, it isn't about Windows vs. Linux. And that's not the only recent twist out of Redmond: Azure will come in more than one shade.
Tags: cloud computing, Azure, Windows Server 2008, windows os, windows vs. linux

Hardware Upped for for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

The first beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 delivers enhancements, but may require a significant hardware refresh.
Tags: server, Windows Server 2008, hardware

Microsoft Releases Release Candidate of AppFabric

Microsoft has issued a release candidate of AppFabric, a services platform that is expected to become a standard feature of Windows Server 2008.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server 2008, BizTalk, AppFabric

Windows Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences -- Common Options

We've looked at the basic principles behind Windows Server 2008 Directory Services and explained its categorization, which divides preferences into Windows Settings and Control Panel Settings. Now it's time to check out the common options that provide additional functionality and impact settings in both categories.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, OS, Group Policy, directory services

AMD Raises the Bar for Server 2008 R2 Price/Performance

The company has announced world-record 2P price/performance scores in the benchmark tests for online transaction processing.
Tags: server, Windows Server 2008, AMD, ProLiant, Microsoft SQL Server

Virtualization Technology Even an SMB Can Love

Virtually Speaking: Does the virtualization technology behind VM6 VMex have what it takes to win over the most resource-constrained SMBs?
Tags: SMB, virtualization technologies, Windows Server 2008, virtualization technology, Hyper-V

Hitachi, Microsoft Team for Unified Platform

Hitachi plans to combine computing, networking, storage and systems management in conjunction with a new OEM deal with Microsoft.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server 2008, Hitachi, Unified Computing

Windows Server 2008 R2 on Magny-Cours

According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V are a perfect match for the new CPUs.
Tags: server, Windows Server 2008, Magny-Cours, Opteron 6000

Using Access Controls on Windows Server 2008

Configuring Windows Server 2008 features will improve authentication and access control in your network.
Tags: authentication, security, Windows Server 2008, access controls, configurations

Windows Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences - More Control Panel Settings

In Windows Server 2008, Group Policy Preferences simplifies client management to make it possible to reap the chief benefits of an Active Directory environment. The Control Panel Settings nodes in the Group Policy Management Editor makes this possible.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, OS, Active Directory

Hyper-V Security and Authorization Manager, Keys to a Successful Config

Are your Hyper-V virtual machines secure? Learn how to secure them using Authorization Manager.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V

Why Open-Source Software Vendors Should Charge More

OS Roundup: As Unix's market share declines, Windows is gaining seats faster than Linux. One theory is that many enterprise decision makers perceive a higher price tag as an indicator of higher quality.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Unix

Is Your Data Center an Ugly Baby?

Cover Your Assets: It's time to face the ugly truth about your data center, aka 'baby.' Things may seem pristine on the surface, but despite the neatly organized racks, and fans blowing and lights blinking, everything is a mess. Here's one company's tale.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, data center, data center management, cost management

Configuring Hyper-V Security Using Authorization Manager

When deploying virtualization technologies, key choices must be made to ensure the environment is secure. This article explains how to use Authorization Manager to make Hyper-V as secure as it can be.
Tags: security, operating system, Windows Server 2008, virtual, Hyper-V

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Preferences - Windows Settings

Group Policy Preferences makes it possible to reap the biggest benefit of an Active Directory environment -- simpler client management.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Win Server 2008 Foundation -- Conquering One SMB at a Time

Microsoft's low-end, low-cost version of Windows Server 2008 is a new weapon in the fight to keep small businesses within the Windows fold. Its latest battle is with Ubuntu and other Linux server distributions that SMBs are using in increasing numbers.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, OS

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Templates

The latest iteration of Group Policy templates offer much-improved manageability.
Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy

Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Group Policy Enhancements

Windows Server 2008 brings a host of improvements to Active Directory Group Policies. This article introduces enhancements as well as other Active Directory-related implications.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Group Policy